Riley named publisher of Spartanburg paper

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Halifax Media Group has named Larry Riley to be the next publisher of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, effective March 17.

Riley currently serves as circulation director for the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., and he previously served as publisher of news organizations in California including the Appeal-Democrat and Tri-County Newspapers in Marysville and Excelsior in Santa Ana. He has served as the circulation director for the Los Angeles Times and as vice president for circulation at the Orange County Register in California and the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota.

The Herald-Tribune and the Herald-Journal are owned by Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Media Group.

Riley succeeds Kevin Drake, who was named publisher of the Ledger Media Group in Lakeland, Fla., earlier this year. The Ledger is also owned by Halifax Media Group.

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